La Soirée is a theatrical phenomenon currently running at the Union Square Theatre on East 17th Street in New York City. Part cabaret, part circus, part cirque and part side-show - part vaudeville, part burlesque - all astounding.
La Siorée’s international acts include balancing duos, high-flying feats, song - and so much more. Marawa the Amazing and Mooky join us to tell us more.
Mary Birdsong is an actor with 57 acting credits on IMDB - she’s likely most recognizable from her work on the Comedy Central Series Reno 911 and in the films Adventureland, and The Descendants.
Mary and 4 other actors - Jason Antoon, Greg Cromer, Tricia O'Kelley and Romy Rosemont - were cast in an NBC sitcom pilot together - the show wasn’t picked up but they were determined to work together more - even if that meant on a low-budget talk-show web-series.
This weekend, Skidmore College is hosting the 25th National College Comedy Festival. The annual event was first organized in 1990 by Skidmore alum David Miner. Miner, now a television producer with credits for shows including "30 Rock", "Parks and Recreation", and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", also formed the College’s first comedy group, the Ad-Liberal Artists.
Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes … just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’!
Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country.
Michael Ian Black is a comedian by trade, having starred in the sketch comedy series “The State,” “Stella,” “Michael & Michael Have Issues” and more.
But he is also a man of science.
He is set to co-host “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo,” a National Geographic reality series that puts over-the-top theories to the test through in-studio and pre-produced experiments.
Black will co-star alongside fellow comedians Tom Papa and Seth Herzog, who will conduct a variety of zany experiments in order to answer these questions: What happens if you give someone a nonalcoholic drink but tell them it contains alcohol — will they act drunk? Can four ceramic coffee mugs support the entire weight of a pick-up truck? Can pigeons can actually remember human faces?
The show premieres tonight at 10PM on National Geographic.
Comedian Bill Cosby is at a point in his career where virtually every new standup star counts him as a major influence – but Cosby himself has shown no signs of slowing down.
His prolific career has covered beloved records, TV, movies, books, and even a new app.
Cosby’s role on I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, which single-handedly revived the family sitcom and rescued NBC.
Cosby has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.
On Oct. 13, he will headline the Mahaiwe’s annual gala in Great Barrington, Mass.
It is always a thrill to welcome New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly to the program. She has a new book of cartoons and writing, Women on Men that is available as an e-book.
The book is a collection of over 200 of her cartoons. The theme is primarily about women being funny.
Liza Donnelly has been publishing cartoons in the New Yorker since 1982. She is also a weekly columnist and cartoonist for Forbes.com, specializing in politics and women’s rights, and for three years, Donnelly has been drawing a weekly cartoon on gender issues and women’s rights for the news site, Women’s Enews.
Eugene Mirman is a stand-up comedian that you may recognize from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, or for his voice work on the animated Fox series, Bob’s Burgers (or, of course, a number of other places - including ... the internet).
Mirman moved to Massachusetts from Moscow with his parents when he was 4 years old. He attended Hampshire College where he designed a major in Comedy. Eugene was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice, one of “50 Funniest” by Time Out New York, and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine.
The new book Crash and Burn focuses on different moments in comedian Artie Lange’s life-examining and horrifying and often hilarious detail how drugs ruined his career, his intimate relationships and nearly severed his relationship with his own family.
He digs deep into his past critically analyzing his life, pin pointing his decent into the hellish throws of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and the ultimate journey to redemption.